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    Recalls: Suzuki Kizashi recalled due to pesky spiders

    Spiders seem to love the fuel tanks of Japanese sedans. Mazda had to recall its Mazda6 twice for arachnid webs blocking their car's vent lines. Now, the Suzuki Kizashi is also being called in because spiders can block the car's evaporative canister vent hose, a condition which could cause ...

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    Official: IIHS says these are the safest cars of 2013

    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has revealed its annual list of Top Safety Picks, an award that highlights automobiles it says offer "superior crash protection." A new and still more significant award, the Top Safety Pick+ honor, is given to those vehicles that earn good ratings ...

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    Official: IIHS subjects midsizers to tough new impact test, finds fault with Toyota, VW [w/video]

    Crash tests continue to get ever tougher, and the new "small overlap" test from the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety is giving engineers fits. The new procedure, launched in August, subjects just 25 percent of a vehicle's front end to an impact at 40 miles per hour, and it's proven to be a ...

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    Video: Remembering Suzuki of America... in commercials

    American Suzuki Motors is leaving us, but as long as the lights are on at YouTube, its commercials will stay behind to remind of the times we shared. We dug up nine commercials – sort of like a Time Life infomercial for an entire brand – and among the starring actors are the X-90 ...

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    Report: Suzuki could disappear from new car market quickly thanks to low inventory

    Yesterday's announcement that American Suzuki has filed for bankruptcy is all but a death blow for the Japanese automaker's 246 US dealers, but if there's any good news coming out of the situation, it could be the fact that the whole process will likely be quick and painless rather than drawn ...

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    Report: Trouble signs keep piling up for Suzuki

    So is it time to start the Suzuki dead pool? Automotive News seems to think so. While the newspaper doesn't go as far as suggesting that Suzuki is not long for the American market, it has compiled a depressingly long list of signs that the company is on its last legs here. Among the many signs ...

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    Video: Suzuki shows slushy Super Bowl commercial in advance

    You won't have to wait until February 5 to see the new Suzuki Super Bowl commercial, as it's hit the automaker's YouTube channel in advance. Featuring an Eskimo who trades in his sled on an all-wheel-drive Kizashi, it's fun and decidedly more upbeat than last year's marauding snowmen. Still, we ...

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    Official: Kizashi to return to Super Bowl in new ad from Suzuki [w/video] [UPDATED]

    Suzuki is about as small as automakers get here in the United States, even if its parent company does mad business in Japan and other parts of the world. So when the scrappy purveyor of the SX4 and Grand Vitara says it will again be ponying up for Super Bowl ads featuring its Kizashi mid-size ...

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    Official: Suzuki talks 2012 changes, updated Grand Vitara with Ultimate Adventure Edition model

    Suzuki is ready to talk about the future. More specifically, the automaker is looking a bit ahead on its calendar and realizes that 2012 will be here rather soon. Sales are up 17 percent year-to-date for 2011, so the 2012 lineup will be an important one to keep momentum moving forward. A new ...

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    New York 2011: Suzuki makes a Kizashi Turbo, calls it the Apex concept

    Suzuki has often flirted with the idea of strapping a turbocharger to the Kizashi, and it's once again putting it at the front of our minds with this, the Apex concept, here at the 2011 New York Auto Show. The Kizashi Apex uses a Garrett turbocharger, air-to-liquid intercooler and a ...

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    New York 2011: Suzuki Kizashi EcoCharge Concept shows us what we wish existed

    For a car that doesn't exist – yet – the Suzuki Kizashi hybrid certainly rears its head an awful lot. The rumor had been that Suzuki wanted to release the car in 2011, but this plan was apparently canceled last year. Earlier this year, we heard that Suzuki might dip into the ...

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    Suzuki Kizashi EcoCharge and Apex concepts bow in New York [w/video]

    Suzuki is building a car that we wish more people knew about – the Kizashi. The automaker's mid-size sedan was featured in Suzuki's first-ever Super Bowl ad, a modified version set a Bonneville speed record and the stock car traveled a grueling trail from Tokyo to Los Angeles. Now, Suzuki ...

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    Suzuki bringing two Kizashi concepts to New York Auto Show

    Suzuki is hoping to jumpstart its slow-selling Kizashi with two concepts that will debut at the New York International Auto Show. Suzuki says that the cars will each feature a different "advanced propulsion system," though they aren't dropping many hints as to what that may mean. Whatever it ...

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    Could Suzuki Kizashi get VW power?

    2010 Suzuki Kizashi GTS – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When Volkswagen announced it was teaming up with Suzuki for some joint projects, initial talk centered around small cars for emerging markets and possibly even a spate of two-wheeled ventures. Now, the rumormill is buzzing ...

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    Video: Suzuki pits Kizashi against unlikely competitors

    Suzuki Kizashi versus two unlikely competitors – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Suzuki is pitting its Kizashi against a handful of surprising competitors for a series of new television ads The spots are set to begin airing on Christmas day. Who are the surprising competitors? An ...

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    Suzuki details 2010 SEMA plans

    Suzuki Kizashi Bonneville Special - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Suzuki has announced its plans for this week's 2010 SEMA show. The automaker is bringing three cars out to the Las Vegas convention center: A Kizashi modified by Delta Tech Engineering, an Equator pickup truck customized ...

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    203-mph Suzuki Kizashi stops by for coffee

    Record-setting Suzuki Kizashi – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Remember that 500+-horsepower Suzuki Kizashi that recently went over 200 miles per hour at the Bonneville Salt Flats? The one that Road & Track's Sam Mitani drove to a new F/BGC record of 203.720? Well, R&T ...

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    Road Race Motorsports creates Platinum Edition Suzuki Kizashi

    Road Race Motorsports Platinum Edition Suzuki Kizashi – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Road Race Motorsports has given the Suzuki Kizashi not just a boost, but a kick in the pants and elsewhere. Instead of the stock sedan's 185 horsepower, RRM turbocharged the engine up to 300 hp, ...

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    Suzuki releases official details on 200-mph Bonneville-bound Kizashi

    Why does a Suzuki Kizashi need a parachute? Click above to watch the videos after the jump
    We'd heard it from the gearheads over at Road & Track, and now it's been officially confirmed by Suzuki. A brand new Kizashi sedan will make the trek out to the Bonneville Salt Flats in an effort to set ...

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    Video: Road & Track working on 200 mph Suzuki Kizashi for Bonneville?!

    Road & Track record-breaking Suzuki Kizashi – Click above to watch video after the jump
    You can't accuse the guys at Road & Track of lacking ambition. The magazine has announced plans to tackle the seemingly impossible by building a Suzuki Kizashi to do battle at Speed Week on the ...


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